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Infinity Blade

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Medieval battle game is too violent for young kids.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Shallow but entertaining action

Infinity blade is a solid iOS medieval/fantasy action game. The game's premise is built on the idea of a brave and skilled warrior attempting to defeat the god-king, and evil tyrant with a mystical weapon (the titular infinity blade). In the opening cutscene this hero is defeated, and his essence absorbed into the blade. You then begin the game as the hero's son, intent on avenging your father. Each time you are defeated, you begin anew as another in your bloodline, with more difficult challenges ahead. Gameplay is pretty basic, requiring quick movements to dodge, block, or parry enemies attacks while slashing and casting spells of your own. That said, it works very well for the mobile device platform, and is entertaining despite its repetitive nature. There's little in the way of blood, but the violence is still rather graphic; knocking enemies off bridges, impaling them upon your sword, and leaping atop them to bury an axe in their head are typical finishing moves. The enemies can be scary looking, with realistic and frightening countenances, which could give younger kids a fright. Overall an entertaining title and a fun diversion even if the game itself lacks depth.

Is It Any Good?

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There's nothing particularly deep about the gameplay of Infinity Blade, but the game is a lot of fun to play -- and it's nearly as fun to just look at. The graphics engine powering the app is an offshoot of the one used in Gears of War, making it one of the most advanced on Apple's systems. Unfortunately, after you've played for a while the repetitive nature of the game becomes apparent. While you can choose different weapons and magic powers to battle opponents, you're still using the same actions. That could prevent some people from finishing the game. That said, there's something mesmerizing about the simplistic structure of the game that hooks you, and fans of action games will likely find themselves playing regularly -- even though they recognize the game's faults. Infinity Blade, in some ways, is an action equivalent of classic quarter-gobbling arcade games. You're repeating the same motions and actions a lot, but the game is still somehow entertaining enough that you may not mind.

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